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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS SAN ANTONIO DIVISION SHANNON PEREZ, et al., Plaintiffs, v. STATE OF TEXAS, et al., Defendants. _________________________________ MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS, TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Plaintiffs, v. STATE OF TEXAS, et al., Defendants. _________________________________ TEXAS LATINO REDISTRICTING TASK FORCE, et al., Plaintiffs, v. RICK PERRY, Defendant. _________________________________ MARGARITA V. QUESADA, et al., Plaintiffs, v. RICK PERRY, et al., Defendants. _________________________________

CIVIL ACTION NO. 11-CA-360-OLG-JES-XR [Lead Case]

CIVIL ACTION NO. SA-11-CA-361-OLG-JES-XR [Consolidated Case]

CIVIL ACTION NO. SA-11-CA-490-OLG-JES-XR [Consolidated Case]

CIVIL ACTION NO. SA-11-CA-592-OLG-JES-XR [Consolidated Case]

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EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, et al., Plaintiffs, v. RICK PERRY, et al., Defendants. __________________________________

CIVIL ACTION NO. SA-11-CA-635-OLG-JES-XR [Consolidated Case]

JOINT ADVISORY ON SECTION 5 D.C. COURT ORDER OF MARCH 6, 2012 The Rodriguez plaintiffs, LULAC, and the Quesada plaintiffs jointly submit this advisory. The Section 5 court in D.C. (in Texas v. United States) entered the following order today: In its February 24, 2012 Advisory, Dkt. # 210, Defendant-Intervenor Texas Latino Redistricting Task Force ("TLRTF") states that "CD 25 is an Anglo majority district in which Anglo voters dominate the Democratic primary...." Id. at 3. It is ORDERED that TLRTF shall submit, by 5:00 PM on March 13, 2012, a fuller explication of its reasoning for and the evidence behind its conclusion that "Anglo voters dominate the Democratic primary" in CD 25. Any other party wishing to submit views on this subject shall do so within the prescribed time-period. This order is brought to the Courts attention because of any potential bearing it may have on matters before the Court, including the indication (with explanation still to come) in the Order of February 28, 2012 (ECF #681) that the adopted interim Plan C235 is a result of preliminary determinations regarding . . . application of the not insubstantial standard for the Section 5 claims[.] Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Renea Hicks Renea Hicks Attorney at Law State Bar No. 09580400 Law Office of Max Renea Hicks 101 West 6th Street Austin, Texas 78701 (512) 480-8231 - Telephone (512) 480-9105 - Facsimile 2

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rhicks@renea-hicks.com SCOTT, DOUGLASS & MCCONNICO, L.L.P.

/s/ Steve McConnico Steve McConnico State Bar No. 13450300 smcconnico@scottdoug.com S. Abraham Kuczaj, III State Bar No. 24046249 akuczaj@scottdoug.com Sam Johnson State Bar No. 10790600 sjohnson@scottdoug.com 600 Congress Avenue, Suite 1500 Austin, Texas 78701-2589 (512) 495-6300 Telephone (512) 474-0731 Facsimile ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFFS EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, ET AL., TRAVIS COUNTY, AND CITY OF AUSTIN PERKINS COIE LLP Marc Erik Elias Admitted Pro Hac Vice 700 Thirteenth Street N.W., Suite 600 Washington, DC 20005-3960 (202) 434-1609 (202) 654-9126 FAX MElias@perkinscoie.com Abha Khanna Admitted Pro Hac Vice 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4800 Seattle, WA 98101-3099 (206) 359-8312 (206) 359-9312 FAX AKhanna@perkinscoie.com ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFFS EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, ET AL. /s/ Luis R. Vera, Jr. 3

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LUIS ROBERTO VERA, JR. LULAC National General Counsel Law Offices of Luis Roberto Vera, Jr. & Associates 1325 Riverview Towers 111 Soledad San Antonio, TX78205 (210) 225-3300 lrvlaw@sbcglobal.net Counsel for LULAC Plaintiffs GERALD H. GOLDSTEIN Goldstein, Goldstein and Hilley 310 S. St. Marys Street 29th FloorTower Life Bldg. San Antonio, Texas78205 Phone: (210) 852-2858 Fax: (210) 226-8367 /s/ J. Gerald Hebert J. GERALD HEBERT D.C. Bar #447676 Attorney at Law 191 Somerville Street, #405 Alexandria, VA22304 Telephone: 703-628-4673 Email: hebert@voterlaw.com PAUL M. SMITH D.C. Bar #358870 MICHAEL B. DESANCTIS D.C. Bar #460961 JESSICA RING AMUNSON D.C. Bar #497223 CAROLINE D. LOPEZ D.C. Bar #989850 Jenner & Block LLP 1099 New York Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C.20001 Tel: (202) 639-6000 Fax: (202) 639-6066 JESSE GAINES TX Bar No. 07570800 PO Box 50093 Ft Worth, TX76105 (817) 714-9988 ATTORNEYS PLAINTIFFS CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on the 6th day of March, 2012, I electronically filed the foregoing using the CM/ECF system which will send notification of such filing to all counsel of record who have registered with this Courts ECF system, and via first class mail to those counsel who have not registered with ECF. __/s/ Renea Hicks__________________________ Renea Hicks FOR QUESADA